Samboja Orangutan Tours

Duration: 03 Days/02 Nights

Grade: Easy

Orangutan BorneoReforestation is the core of the Samboja Lestari Project with hundreds of indigenous species planted. By the middle of 2006 more than 740 different tree species were planted, not yet including the special collections in the arboretum. This huge and worldwide unmatched biological diversity in a project starting from scratch is already supporting hundreds of animal species, including nine species of primate, of which 8 showed up spontaneously in this quiet refuge of food rich greenery. The Samboja Lestari program focuses on fruit tree species in order to develop a wildlife sanctuary in the near future, especially for the orangutans. Actually many of the trees were grown from the seeds extracted from the excrements of free roaming orangutans therefore a guarantee that they will support orangutans and other wildlife. The carrying capacity of the Samboja Lestari area for wildlife will be many times greater than the natural forest. Planting of other tree species increases the biodiversity of the area and also benefits research activities and helps the local communities.

Day 01 ARRIVAL IN BALIKPAPAN – SAMBOJA JUNGLE LODGE

Meet at airport and directly transfer to Samboja Lestari for check in to the lodge. We can walk around and relaxing the nice atmosphere of the jungle lodge. Lunch and dinner will be served at the lodge. (L,D)

Day 02 SAMBOJA JUNGLE LODGE – BUKIT BANGKIRAI – SUNGAI HITAM

After breakfast, we will be trekking to the forest around the lodge to explore the orangutans and sunbears sanctuary. After lunch, we will take you to Bukit Bangkirai to observe Borneo tropical rain forest with soft jungle trekking and climbing the canopy bridge to view the forest from above. We will then continue the trip by canoeing to Sungai Hitam for observing proboscis monkeys and other wildlife. Afterwards, return to the lodge for overnight. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner will be served at the lodge. (B,L,D)

Day 03 SAMBOJA JUNGLE LODGE – AIRPORT

Breakfast at the lodge and free at your own leisure till the proper time for transferring to airport for your flight to next destination.  (B)

Included:

  • AC land transportation
  • Motorized boat
  • Accommodation based on twin share:
    02 Nights at Samboja Jungle Lodge
  • Entrance fee, donation & refreshments
  • English speaking guide
  • Meals as stated on program, indicated as (B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: dinner)

Excluded:

  • Airfares
  • Airport taxes and extra baggage fees
  • Travel insurance
  • Expenses incurred due to Force Majeure
  • Personal expenses